Below is a list of major milestones that we have been working on, in cooperation with the HeroEngine Community. Some of these tasks we started last winter and continue to be developed. Please note that there are no specific delivery dates, because we are a small but highly dedicated team, some tasks may take longer than others; which is the nature of agile development. Nonetheless, we want to share with you the progress of what we have been working on.
Curretly we are testing HE on Main with specific worlds and clients. We will announce when another Beta test is open and allow our active developers to apply to get into the newest version of HeroEngine and HeroCloud.
2018-2019 Milestone and Progress
This past year we are focused on updating the DirectX and Render Engine. Though this is a long process it is actually in the works by our talented engineers.
The current primary focus is the ongoing updates to several components as we are working on DirectX11 and more. New updates coming out the first half of this year are focused on server upgrades, performance, final code cleanup, and of course, finishing the DX11.
Long term milestones are also in the works. Once these updates are out, we will begin the final development on the new render engine. This means easier (less work on your part) to obtain top end graphics for an MMO.
Keep checking back to view the progress. On average this page will be updated monthly. Possibly more often depending upon major milestone completion or adding an additional milestone to the list.
Due to the updates with D3D11 and changes in Max/Maya 2017 and 2018 we have included Granny3d and Maya/Max support for 2017-2018 and beyond in the Milestones. The focus of supporting our clients along with the updates is important to us. Thank you to all the testers that have helped us along the way!KEY:
HeroBlade 1st Update: 100%
HeroBlade 2nd Update (2017): 100%
HeroBlade 3rd Update (2018): 100%
HeroBlade 4th Update (2018): 100%
HeroBlade 5th Update (2018): 100%
HeroBlade 6th Launcher Update (2019): 100%
HeroBlade 7th Update (2019): 20%
Client Web Tools: 95%
Render and Graphics:
Granny 3d Update: 99%
Render Code Review: 100%
Granny 3d Max/Maya Update: 65%
Render Engines Testing: 100%
DirectX 11 Update: 80%
D3D 11 Integration: 100%
Physics Update: 100%
Shader Update: 95%
D3D 11 BetaTest: 70%
HE Main Testing: 10%
D3D 11 Testing: 90%
Alpha Sorting Update: 15%
Forum Updates: 95%
Forum Migration & Test: 20%
Wiki Updates: 50%
HeroEngineGames.com Update: 30%
Privacy Updates: 95%
Web Account updates: 75%
Hero Market Alpha: 100%
Hero Market Beta: 20%
Hero Market Alpha Assets: 95%
Hero Market Seller System: 10%
Hero Market Testing: 50%
25 April, 2019: New launcher update with Elastic IP included for more effiencent client side updates.
06: March, 2019: Market Alpha finished. Front end user submissions begins at 0%.
01 February, 2019: Database updates for new Main servers and HE D3D11/12 completed.
16 Ocotber, 2018: HE Launcher update phase 2 completed.
32 July, 2018: HE update 80%, client tools 70%, maya/max 65%, Render graphics 99%, D3D11/DX 11 80%, added HE Main testing 10%.
08 June, 2018: Added: Hero Market Seller | Adjusted: HeroEngine 5th Update 0 -> 20%, Adjusted Apha Market to 99-> 90% due to aditional work, Changed HeroMarket Testing to Active, Adjusted D3D11/12 due to Main testing and changes (example: DirectX 11 Update: 60%).
21 April, 2018: Added: Privacy Updates | Adjusted Order | Adjusted: HeroEngine 5th Update 0 -> 20%, Adjusted Apha Market to 99-> 90% due to aditional work.
16 March, 2018: Added: HeroEngine 5th Update | Adjusted: HeroBlade 4th Update 75->100%, Alpha Sorting Update 10->15%, , D3D 11 BetaTest 50->70%, D3D 11 Testing 80->90%, Web Account updates 55->75%
02 January, 2018: Updated HeroBlade 4th update: 85% -> 90%, Render & Graphics, Granny Update: 05%-> 90%, Maya/Max, Granny Update: 5% -> 10%, Web Updates, Web account Updates: 75%-90%
Adjusted: Fixed Physics Update bar
20 December, 2017: Added: Granny Update, Max/Maya support | Adjusted: HeroBlade 4th Update 75->85%, Alpha Sorting Update 5->10%, Physics Update 90->100%, D3D 11 BetaTest 20->50%, D3D 11 Testing 80->90%, Web Account updates 55->75%
14 September, 2017: Adjusted: HeroBlade 3rd Update ->100%, Alpha Sorting Update ->5%, Physics Update ->90%, D3D 11 BetaTest ->20%, D3D 11 Testing ->80%, Web Account updates ->55%
10 July, 2017: Adjusted: HeroBlade 3rd Update: 5%-> 75% Render Code Review: 55% -> 100%, D3D11/DX 11: 95% -> 100%, D3D 11 Integration: 90%-> 100%, Physics Update: 40%-> 90%, D3D 11 BetaTest: 15% -> 20%, D3D 11 Testing: 60% -> 80%, Removed New Website
26 March, 2017: Updated intro, HE 2nd Update, HE 3rd update added, Added Alpha Sorting, D3D update, Web account Updates, Added HeroEngineGames.com update, Forum Updates, Forum Migration
Last Updated: 25 April, 2018